Unification News for July 2003
13th Chil Il Jeol (Day of the Declaration of God's Eternal Blessing) Celebration
In the 3rd year of Cheon Il Guk, the 13th Chil Il Jeol celebrations were held on July 1st, 2003, under the True Parents' auspices at the central training center located in Guri. More than 3000 people were in attendance, including church officials, district leaders of the Family Party, Ambassadors for Peace and leaders and members from Korea, Japan, and other countries around the world.
The pledge ceremony began at 7 a.m. with Rev. Kwak, the international president of IIFWP, as the MC. First, the Kyungbaes (full bows) were offered in the following order: True Parents, True Children and the representatives of the Five Great Saints, the Second Generation, blessed couples representing both the spiritual and physical worlds, representatives of the Three Central Nations of the Providence, representatives of the Six Continents, representatives of the central religions of the providence, representatives of the national messiahs to 185 nations, representatives of True Parents' clans, representatives of the Abel realm of the whole world, representatives of the Cain realm of the whole world, and finally the representatives of the spirit world.
The bows were followed by the recital of the Family Pledge, the reporting prayer of the family of Reverend and Mrs. Chung-hwan Kwak, True Parents' celebratory cake-cutting and the threefold mansei led by Rev. Jong-kwan Yoo, Chairman of the Citizens Federation for the Unification of the Fatherland.
Right after the pledge ceremony, True Father told Rev. Kwak to read his speech following the declaration of Chil Il Jeol on 1 July 1991, the May 4th Declaratory Prayer of the Great Transition to the Realm of Dominion of the Ideal of Creation, as well as his word given on May 2nd, 10th and 17th for hoondokhae.
After the reading, True Father spoke as follows:
Centering on the peace ambassadors of 190 nations around the world, carry out the education of 180-360 leaders before the end of August.
In order to be number one, lineage is most important. God's love and life are connected together and the flesh and blood of the mother and the father become one and connect to God. There is no one in the fallen world who wants to be connected to God's love, life and lineage. The people clad in white means the people who have inherited pure love, life and lineage. It centers on one of God's main attributes, God's true love, and this attribute is absolute, unique, unchanging and eternal. That is why God's lineage is also absolute, unique, unchanging and eternal.
What is the most precious thing? Love and life are also important, but the true sons and daughters of a lineage formed by the union of true lives centering on true love are more important.
The person in the subject position should be able to take responsibility, and protect others in the object position.
In the word "Gyohwe (church)", the first Chinese character Gyo is made up of two basic Chinese characters; the character for father over the character for filial piety. In other words, a church is a place that teaches how to be true sons and true fathers.
In unification, there must be a center of command.
How can one unite one's mind and body? I have never felt that my body and mind ever fought, because I was too engrossed with knowing God, knowing God's Will, and following it. This is the way to unite mind and body.
Where does God want to live? Should He live in a house along with his sons and daughters? God can live anywhere He pleases forever, and so we should consider in which center He wants to live. He lives in the center of true love, true life and true lineage.
The people who can connect bloodlines are the daughters and sons-in-law.
There should be weddings of opposites, such as the wedding of an enemy and a saint. From August 12th to 16th, we will hold the World Peace Conference and the wedding of opposites for the Seoul Declaration.
Kinship changes as true love, true life and true lineage develops. As it changes, the love, life and lineage of both men and women improve as well.
What does God like the most? Love? Life? It is having true sons and daughters by establishing a true lineage through true love and true life. How about you? You should all become families where God can reside, by centering on true love, true life and true lineage, just like Him.
In particular, True Father gave a short sermon entitled "The Renewal Movement for the Peace and Unification of the First Realm of Israel is the Ideal of the Establishment of God's Fatherland". He especially emphasized the point that, because the second and third realms of Israel arose out of the fact that the First Realm of Israel did not fulfill its mission, even the Third Realm of Israel cannot fulfill the ideal of the establishment of God's Fatherland unless it regenerates peace and unification of the First Realm of Israel.
At 11:40 a.m., True Father concluded his sermon, and from 1 p.m. there was a reporting meeting, in which Rev. Kwak gave a report on the providence, and Rev. Chang-shik Yang also gave a report on the major providential activities in America, including the "ceremonies to take down the cross" and the Movement for the Unification of the First, Second and Third Israels. The Chil Il Jeol evening entertainment kicked off at 6:30 p.m. at the Little Angels Performing Arts Center.
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